The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) has awarded this year’s Water Wise Award to Green Calgary. The charity provides environmental education, products, services and hands-on support to the community.
In particular, the award recognizes the group’s Green Homes and Community program which is designed to help people incorporate “green options” into the way they live, work and play. Their annual community rain barrel sales initiative was also regarded as a drawing point for the award. That program has saved over a billion litres of water.
“Every community in Canada should be fortunate enough to have an organization like Green Calgary working on its behalf,” said CIPH chairman Allan Taylor (Taylor Pipe Supports). “Beyond its commitment to water conservation, we were duly impressed by Green Calgary’s efforts to bring environmental education and programming into schools.”
“Green Calgary prides itself on the notion that small changes will lead to big impacts and this award is honestly a huge honour for the environmental work we do,” said Conor Tapp, Green Calgary’s executive director.
The CIPH award program was developed to recognize “outstanding efforts to improve our relationship with water.” Past recipients of the CIPH Water Wise Award include WaterAid Canada, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, le Fonds Éco IGA, Fisheries & Marine Institute of Memorial University, and Steam Whistle Brewery.